Army Chief General Bipin Rawat ends North East tour
Itanagar: Army Chief General Rawat, after concluding his two-day tour of the North-East States bordering China and Myanmar to review preparedness of Indian Army, returned to New Delhi in an Indian Air Force chopper via Lilabari in Assam on Monday.
General Rawat, arrived here on Sunday from Indian Army’s Spear Corps headquarters at Rangapahar Military Station Dimapur in Nagaland, where he had resumed his tour on Saturday.
He had called on State Governor Brig (retd) Dr BD Mishra at Raj Bhavan when the duo had one-to-one interaction as sensitive Arunachal Pradesh shares border with Bhutan (217-km), China (1,080-km) and Myanmar (520-km). Praising the State’s people for helping the Indian Army in a big way, Gen Rawat stressed on their united efforts in national interest. Acknowledging efforts of the Governor in facilitating recruitment of State’s youth, he had said that the armed forces boast of many Arunachalees who are good officers.
The Army Chief also had felicitated four meritorious students of higher educational institutions.
“India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity are intact because of the Indian Army” the Governor said and lauded Gen Rawat for his help to introduce Pay Back to Society Group after giving him a report.
Conveying goodwill of the people to General Rawat for his gesture in increasing vacancies for Arunachalee youths in the Indian Army, the Governor underscored the contribution of the Indian Army in caring for the State’s citizens through its various activities.
Dr Mishra cited example of opening of a primary school in Gelemo village in Upper Subansiri by the 17th Bn of Rajputana Rifles.
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